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Max D. Rosenfield is a familiar name in business circles throughout Rock Island, Moline and Davenport as well. He was born in Muhringen, Wurttemberg, Germany, April 4, 1867, his parents being Daniel and Marie Rosenfield. He at-tended the public schools of his native town, He came to America at an early age, and later located in Chicago, where he resided from 1883 to 1901, when he removed to Moline.

A branch of the Chicago Brewing Company had been established in Rock Island in 1894, Sam Pells being the first manager. In 1889 this Brewing Company became a part of the great United Breweries Company of Chicago, and on February 13, 1901, Mr. Rosenfield assumed the management of the Rock Island branch, succeeding Mr. Pells. This position Mr. Rosenfield still holds, and during his management he has greatly increased the patronage of the Rock Island branch until it has reached a stage where there is now talk of putting up a fully equipped brewing plant in Rock Island as another link in the chain of breweries which this company controls.

October 4, 1893, Mr. Rosenfield was joined in marriage to Miss Rebecca Hirsch, the daughter of Simon Hirsch, one of Rock Island County’s early settlers. After a number of years of happy married life Mrs. Rosenfield died, Mr. Rosenfield later married her sister, Miss Tillie Hirsch. Mr. Rosenfield’s political affiliation is with the Republican Party. He is a Thirty-second Degree Mason, Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias and is a charter member of the Moline Lodge of Elks.

In religion he is an adherent of the Jewish faith, and is a trustee of Temple Emanuel, the house of worship of the Jewish congregation (Reformed) at Davenport, Iowa.

He is a man of great executive ability as has been demonstrated by his able management of the branch of which he has control. In his business dealings he is upright and conscientious, and in his social relations pleasant and affable, easily making and keeping friends.

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